Stamford Advocate from, The Journal Record
By Staff Reporter



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The next few years should prove lively in Oklahoma City, with visits expected by the National Chimney Sweep Guild, American Kodaly Educators, Cowboy Fast Draw Association and the Elephant Managers Association, to name just a few groups.

The last of those is a firm commitment for about 125 elephant supporters to spend 360 room nights in city hotels in October 2016, but it's still listed as a sales lead by Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau staff. The deal is never done until the rooms are sold, said Dennis Johnston, OCCVB vice president of sales.

That's true of hundreds of other conventions, meetings, expos and reunions, he said. But the next year is looking good, and Johnston expects many of those groups to return in 2017 and years to come.


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